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Multi-unit apartment dwelling pest control

We offer comprehensive multi-dwelling apartment pest control services. We Identify causes responsible for pest problems, educate tenants in proper environmental hygiene relating to  pest issues, provide a comprehensive report to management with breakdown recommendations for each pest control issue and each unit,  thorough follow-up and any other potential issue that may be related to pest infestation. All this is offered at a very competitive rates and flexible scheduling to accommodate our customers. We guarantee to provide best service available or your money back. Call us for a free evaluation  

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BED BUGS ISSUES AND CURRENT LEGISLATION

When bed bugs invade apartment occupied by tenant, who is responsible for bearing cost of treatment?  Currently the way law is written it allows for broad interpretation and many of those cases end up in a housing or small claims court

Recently introduced legislation in the New Jersey Legislature as Assembly Bill 3203 forces landlords to bear the total financial expenditure of treating bed bugs and making landlords responsible for performing annual bed bug inspections. Another requirement is to inform and educate tenants by distributing and displaying material related to bed bug control created by the state of NJ. Forcing landlords to treat all reported bed bug infestations in a timely manner, and to maintain a bed bug-free environment throughout the entire building or complex.
Citing the 500% increase countrywide in bed bug infestations and it's rapid proliferation and calling the bed bug "a public nuisance, it states, "it is a matter of public welfare to protect New Jersey citizens' health from this pest." Making note that landlords and management of multi-dwellings are "in the best position to coordinate the extermination bedbug infestations in that multiple dwelling," the bill requires, "Every owner of a multiple dwelling shall be responsible, at his own expense, for maintaining the multiple dwelling free of an infestation of bedbugs." Property owners who fail to respond could be fined $300 per infested apartment and up to $1,000 per infested common area. Local departments of health are given the authority to perform bed bug service and bill landlords who fail to respond in sufficiently timely manner.

Given the way bed bugs infestation exploded exponentially countrywide, this law makes landlords concerned of the potential monetary costs as a result of such legislation. In NYC, bed bug reports jumped almost six-fold from ’05 to ’08 with violations issued by Violations issued by the DHP Housing Preservation and Development rose by eight-fold over the same period of time. New York and New Jersey apartment owners are legally tasked with providing pest control for tenants. It's the apartment owner’s responsibility to provide tenants with an environment that is pest-free with-out much of exception.

Today, tenants are better positioned to win the litigation war against property managers and landlords, when bed bug problems are discovered, quite often both tenants and landlords point the finger and blame one another. "It becomes the issue of who is responsible,"
Under current and New Jersey and New York laws, property owners/managers are responsible and obligated to provide housing that is, roach-free, rodent-free and bed bug-free. Rodent and insects (such as cockroaches) control is obvious. Property must be maintained in a clean condition, proper garbage removal, etc, so there is a reasonable connection for regular pest control maintenance, bud bed bugs are different. Infestation does not occur because landlord failed to keep place clean, but simply imported, usually by an apartment occupants. And small property owners will eventually be forced to pass this cost into rental increases
Bed bugs differ vastly from other pests and are not attracted by dwelling’s filthy conditions. They are opportunistic parasites that can hitch a ride on its host around the globe without the necessity of a passport. They posses uncanny ability to spread from one individual to another by simple brushing of clothes with infected individual. They can be picked-up just about anywhere: Movie Theater, Mall, park bench, just about any public place and be brought back to someone’s dwelling, where infestation will begin. Some people are not allergic to a bed bug bite and may not know that they transferred bed bugs elsewhere.     
Bed bugs “the invisible pest” are transferred by luggage, boxes, clothes and other means, which makes it difficult to detect. Yet landlords are responsible for treatment of bed bug infestation regardless of their ability to control this problem. Current ruling in Jersey City and other municipalities in both New Jersey and New York prohibit landlords to pass the cost of the treatment to tenants

The life cycle and survival ability of bed bugs only exacerbate the issue. A single female bed bug produces up to 400+ eggs during her life span, and capable of laying about five to seven eggs per day. Moving through five nymph stages, bed bugs can reach maturity in as little as five weeks. They nibble on their human or animal (pets) mostly at night, leaving a number of bites, that sometimes can be mistaken for other pests such as fleas or mosquito bites. Some people due to embarrassment issue do not report bed bug problem ant try to deal with infestation on their own only to make problem worse and bed bugs more resistant to eventual proper extermination and by the time problem is finally reported infestation through-out entire building may occur. Bed bugs will travel through-out electrical conduits and, ventilation ducts, cracks in the wall and baseboards to surrounding units, where they can wait for a prolonged period of time for their next chance to snack on blood
To successfully deal with this problem, tenants and landlords must cooperate, so a ground zero of the infestation can be determined and entire property properly treated.
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